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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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John Kerry
Secretary of State
KPIX 05/28/2014
Kerry: The bottom line is this is a man who has betrayed his country, who is sitting in Russia, in an authoritarian country, where he's taken refuge. He should man up and come back to the United States. If he has a complaint about what’s the matter with American surveillance, come back here and stand in our system of justice and make his case. But instead he’s just sitting there taking pot shots at his country, violating his oath that he took when he took on the job he took and betraying, I think, you know, fundamental agreements that he entered into when he became an employee. And the fact is he has damaged his country very significantly in many, many ways.
John Kerry
Secretary of State
MSNBCW 05/30/2014
Kerry: If this man is a patriot, he should stay in the United States and make his case. Patriots don't go to Russia. They don't seek asylum in Cuba. They don’t seek asylum in Venezuela. They fight their cause here. There are many a patriot. You can go back to the pentagon papers with Dan Ellsberg and others who stood and went to the court system of America and made their case. Edward Snowden is a coward, he is a traitor and he has betrayed his country and if he wants to come home tomorrow to face the music, he can do so. Mitchell: Well, today the famed Pentagon Papers whistleblower Dan Ellsberg and Co-Founder of The Freedom of The Press Foundation is sounding off about Kerry's comments. Daniel Ellsberg wrote a column that was posted in the Guardian.
John Kerry
Secretary of State
CNNW 06/01/2014
Kerry: There are many a patriot. You can go back to the Pentagon Papers with Dan Ellsberg and others who stood and went to the court system of America and made their case. Edward Snowden is a coward. He is a traitor, and he has betrayed his country. And if he wants to come home tomorrow to face the music, he can do so. Stelter: Reacting to that, you are calling is slanderous and despicable. Why is John Kerry wrong?
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